The Acting Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory, Justice Salisu Abdullahi has been sworn in as the substantive Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory High Court.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Mohammad while administering the oath of office at the supreme court on Monday charged Justice Garba to live up to expectation on the bench.
He also reminded the newly sworn-in Chief Judge that the court has a lot of backlog because of the ongoing industrial action embarked upon by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), in pursuit of financial autonomy for the judiciary.
The newly sworn-in Chief Judge who assures Nigerians of quick justice delivery and untainted judiciary is taking over after the retirement of Justice Ishaq Bello who clocked the statutory mandatory age of 65years as the FCT Chief Judge in January 2021.
Justice Garba hails from Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State.
He was called to the bar in 1984 and appointed as Magistrate in FCT in 1989.
He became the Chief Registrar of the FCT High Court in 1997 until he was appointed a Judge of the FCT High Court in 1998.